Jefferson University Hospitals

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

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Jefferson otolaryngologist Douglas Johnston, MD

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions can affect a child's hearing, learning, speech and sleep, and impact development.

Jefferson board-certified pediatric otolaryngologists in Center City Philadelphia have received special training in the unique care of children, for whom we perform a large volume of procedures, including tonsillectomies, ear tube placements, neck procedures and sinus procedures.

Ear, Nose & Throat Conditions We Treat in Children

Our otolaryngologists treat the following ENT conditions in children:

  • Birth defects such as congenital abnormalities of the larynx and nasal passages
  • Chronic ear problems and infections, including swimmer's ear
  • Hearing loss
  • Injury to the mouth, face or jaw
  • Sinus problems such as bloody noses, nasal allergies and recurring sinus infections
  • Throat problems such as recurring sore throats, enlarged tonsils and sleep apnea
  • Neck masses, such as congenital conditions, infected lymph nodes and thyroid disorders

Why Choose Jefferson for Diagnosis & Treatment of ENT Conditions in Children?

When you and your child come to Jefferson for an ENT condition, you can expect:

  • A comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis
  • Nonsurgical and surgical treatment options
  • An anesthesia team experienced in pediatrics, should surgery be needed
  • A close partnership with the pediatric specialists at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children